blackmail press
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Talofa Lava & Welcome,

blackmail press was created to give poets, students and poetry lovers in New Zealand a site to read, submit and find great  poetry.

The impetus is to promote New Zealand poets and to provide an environment for emerging New Zealand poets to share their works.

General issues of blackmail press have no specific theme, we like to present an eccelectic range of voices from Aotearoa and abroad.

Poets are asked to submit works they feel best showcase their unique voice and may submit a maximum of  5 works for consideration.

All submissions must include a biography or will not be considered. Simultaneous submissions will not be condered.

Please send as MS Word, email body text or use submissions page (link below).

Submissions Page: Submissions are open

(To submit works click here)

Contact details:



(for postal details contact on email for details)

2014 UPCOMING ISSUES & Submission Guidelines

blackmail press issue # 36 - Special Issue guest edited by Katherine Higgins and Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner from the Center for Pacific Island Studies.

We are proud to announce that Center for Pacific Island Studies at the Unversity of Hawaii Manoa have been selected to guest edit issue 36, submissions are closed and the issue is due for release July 15th 2014.

blackmail press issue # 37 - OPen Theme Issue. Edited by Doug Pooles.

Due to overwhelming response submissions are closed and the issue is due for release October 15th 2014.


Doug Poole

publisher & editor
Blackmail Press